Dr. Jeremica is an accomplished international artist teacher recently moved to Aarhus, Denmark after a year in Australia. With over a decade of private teaching experience, Dr. Jeremica teaches beginning, intermediate, and adult students. While in Australia she taught at private and public schools such as Leichhardt Public, Wilkins Public, Queenwood School for Girls, and Kincoppal—Rose Bay. Dr. Jeremica also coached student sectionals at the Symphony for Life Foundation, Sydney Youth Orchestras, and The Arts Unit. In additional to various freelance work around Sydney, Dr. Jeremica was a collaborative performing artist for the 2019 Moorambilla Voices Gala.
Graduating with a Doctorate of Music Arts degree in Cello Performance, Dr. Jeremica served as the cello studio Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University from 2012-2015. Under the tutelage of pedagogue Mark Rudoff, Dr. Jeremica maintained a studio of non-majors, music minors, music education majors, and continuing education students. Her research document explored the process of learning a virtuosic concerto, by example of her own experience and experimentation with the Dvořák cello concerto: How to Learn the Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor: Building Personalized Practice Techniques for Virtuosic Performance (2015) [http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1449188899].
Previously, Dr. Jeremica was the Graduate Cello Assistant at the Penn State University School of Music 2010-2012, where she taught and played in conjunction with masters-level study. There she studied with soloist Kim Cook and was a member of the PSU Grad String Quartet.
Dr. Jeremica holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL, where she studied under former Chicago Symphony Orchestra assistant-principal Stephen Balderston. During her studies she served four years in the DePaul Symphony Orchestra and was an inaugural member of the DePaul new music group, Ensemble 20+.
During her time in the in the states, Dr. Jeremica maintained an active freelance schedule, performing regularly for organizations such as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Altoona Symphony Orchestra, and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
She is co-founder and co-director of the Columbus-based interactive chamber music organisation Chamber Brews, in collaboration with co-founder Devin Copfer. The series shares performer, composer, and audience perspectives on music in an accessible atmosphere. During our landmark 2018 season we commissioned four new works for string quartet from local composers (with the support of the Johnstone Fund for New Music, and the Ohio State University Barnett Center), and designed/performed six unique programs with focuses on new music and female composer representation.
Festivals and workshops have included the AAMA Salzburg 2011, ARIA International Festival 2009, Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival 2008, and DePaul Cello Slam in 2008 and 2009. Dr. Jeremica served as cello and chamber music faculty for the PSU Summer Music Camp 2011-2012, as well as Scor! String Camp Columbus in 2014-2015.
Dr. Jeremica began her studies at the age of 10 and was soon actively involved in multiple orchestral and chamber music opportunities, including the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Marrowstone Summer Music, and the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival. She studied privately with Lauren Root and former Seattle Symphony principal Raymond Davis. Additionally, Dr. Jeremica has played in masterclasses and coaching sessions for such artists as Stephen Doane, Walter Grey, Brant Taylor, Dr. Christopher Guzman, Timothy Deighton, Jim Lyon, Robert Waters, Takács Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Aglika Angelova, Ilya Kaler, and Jodi Levitz.
Dr. Jeremica plays on a 1928 cello by Wilhelm Otto from Düsseldorf, Germany.